• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1165

    AN INSCRIBED DUAN STONE SNUFF BOTTLE

    1780-1850

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    AN INSCRIBED DUAN STONE SNUFF BOTTLE
    1780-1850
    Of flattened ovoid form, finely incised on one side in clerical script with a poetic inscription, glass stopper with silver collar
    2 7/16 in. (6.1 cm.) high


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    The inscription may be translated:

    'The clouds and misty mountains are beautiful as a picture. The moon is reflected in the water, raising one's spirits.'

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


    Provenance

    Edward Wise Collection.
    Vanessa Holden, December 1999.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM AN EAST COAST PRIVATE COLLECTION